Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet is an antibiotic medicine that helps your body fight infections caused by bacteria and parasites. It is used to treat infections of the liver, stomach, intestines, vagina, brain, heart, lungs, and skin.

Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet is also used in the treatment of dental infections, leg ulcers, and pressure sores. This medicine may be taken with or without food. However, it should be taken at the same time each day to get the most benefit. The amount you are advised will depend on what you are being treated for and how bad it is, but you should take this antibiotic exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Your symptoms may get better after a short time but do not stop taking it until you have finished a full course of treatment, even if you feel well. If you stop taking it early, some bacteria may survive, and the infection may come back. Do not drink any alcohol while taking this medicine and for some days after stopping it. Otherwise, you may get unpleasant side effects like nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain.

The most common side effects of this medicine include gastrointestinal disturbances, nausea, abdominal pain, dry mouth, metallic taste, glossitis, and stomatitis. These are usually mild but let your doctor know if they bother you or last more than a few days. You can try using sugarless candies or lozenges to overcome any dryness or metallic taste in the mouth.

Before using this medicine, inform your doctor if you are allergic to any medicine or have any kidney or liver problems or any disease of the nervous system. Your doctor may change the dose or prescribe a different medicine. This medicine should not be taken if you are pregnant or breastfeeding unless it is absolutely necessary and prescribed by your doctor.

Uses of Flagentyl Tablet

  • Bacterial & parasitic infections

Benefits of Flagentyl Tablet

In Bacterial & parasitic infections

Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet helps treat many different infections such as those of the liver, stomach, intestines, vagina, brain, heart, lungs, bones, and skin that are caused by bacteria and parasites. It works by stopping the growth of the bacteria causing the infection. It usually makes you feel better quite quickly. However, you should continue taking it as long as it is prescribed even if you feel better, to make sure that all bacteria and parasites are killed and do not become resistant.

Side effects of Flagentyl Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Flagentyl

  • Gastrointestinal disturbance
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Metallic taste
  • Glossitis (tongue inflammation)
  • Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)

How to use Flagentyl Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Flagentyl Tablet works

Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria and other microorganisms that cause infections by damaging their DNA.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CAUTION
Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Driving
UNSAFE
Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Flagentyl Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor, even if you feel better.
  • It may cause side effects like nausea, stomach upset, and a metallic taste in the mouth.
  • Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet used in a high dose or for a prolonged time increases the risk of side effects such as nerve damage. Take it only as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not drink alcohol during or for 2-3 days after treatment with this medicine. You may develop nausea, vomiting, flushing and headache.
  • Inform your doctor if you have  liver disease. Your dose may need to be adjusted in severe liver disease.
  • Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet treats infections caused by bacteria and parasites.
  • It may also be used to prevent infections following surgery.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Nitroimidazole
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
5-Nitroimidazole (Antiprotozoal & Antibacterial)

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FAQs

Q. Is Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet effective?

Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet?

If you forget a dose of Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Why is it harmful to drink alcohol while using Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet?

Alcohol should be strictly avoided while taking Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet.Moreover, you should avoid alcohol even after 3 days of finishing the complete course. Drinking alcohol can cause an unpleasant reaction (Disulfiram reaction) with symptoms such as stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, headache, flushing or redness of the face.

Q. Is Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet safe?

Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. Can I stop taking Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet. Complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured. Hence, if you stop taking the medicine before completing the course, your infection may come back. Consult your doctor before you stop taking Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet and follow their advice.

Q. What are the side effects of Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet?

The most common side effects of Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet are headache, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, vaginal yeast infection and vaginal itching. These side effects are usually not bothersome. But if you are concerned or if any of these persists for a long duration, consult your doctor.

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